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post #1 of 8 Old 08-20-2013, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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3 days of no ammonia/nitrite/ nitrate readings

4 days ago I did a 8 gallon water change from my 45 gallon tank my nitrite was at .5 and since then there had been no readings on my API master kit.. What could it be?


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post #2 of 8 Old 08-20-2013, 04:01 PM
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You have a fairly large 45 gallon tank with 6 small, clean tetras. You have more natural diffusion than you have waste products.

I do not see mention of plants in either of the two posts... but I suspect you have a few.
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post #3 of 8 Old 08-21-2013, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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No plants and still nothing... Algae?


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post #4 of 8 Old 08-21-2013, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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I have no plants could it be algae?


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post #5 of 8 Old 08-22-2013, 07:48 AM
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What is the next set of fish you want to add?

Avoid Cichlids, Catfish, and Neon/Cardinal Tetras at the current time. If you next set of 6 or so fish is something other than those, list it here. It is likely time to add the next set of fish.
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post #6 of 8 Old 08-23-2013, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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I have a lot of algae should I buy another school of fish or an algae eater? I'm getting an algae sponge tomorrow either way. Also do tiger barbs work well with black skirts?


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post #7 of 8 Old 08-23-2013, 01:26 PM
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I have never kept tiger barbs. I keep saying that I will have them (Fill in the blank here), but every single time something catches my eye instead.

I found this link informative.
Small Barbs

I have seen Tigers and Black Skirts together twice, both times in 55 gallon tanks, and they seem to get along ok. However, my understanding is that with Tigers, a school size of something like 15 individuals should be kept to minimize fin nipping.
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-27-2013, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Okay I still have no ammonia nitrites or nitrates I added a pleco 3 days ago cleaned all of the algae and I have no plants what could be going on


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